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pkg/45861: Remove references to /usr/sfw in pkgsrc
>Synopsis: Remove references to /usr/sfw in pkgsrc
>Arrival-Date: Fri Jan 20 14:45:00 +0000 2012
>Originator: Matthew Riedel
University of Maryland, Baltimore
SunOS paca 5.10 Generic_147441-09 i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris
Starting around 2011Q3 and 2011Q4, pkgsrc started including references to the
/usr/sfw branch of software some Solaris machines come installed with.
This is a terrible idea. First, not *all* Solaris installs will have /usr/sfw.
Secondly, and most importantly, the software included in /usr/sfw is *ancient*.
Even on a recently patched version of Solaris 10, the software in /usr/sfw
dates to 2004!
OpenSSL 0.9.7d 17 Mar 2004 (+ security fixes for: CVE-2005-2969 CVE-2006-2937
CVE-2006-2940 CVE-2006-3738 CVE-2006-4339 CVE-2006-4343 CVE-2007-5135
CVE-2007-3108 CVE-2008-5077 CVE-2008-7270 CVE-2009-0590 CVE-2009-2409
gcc version 3.4.3 (csl-sol210-3_4-branch+sol_rpath) (Nov 2004)
./mysql Ver 12.22 Distrib 4.0.31, for pc-solaris2.10 (i386) (ca. 2007)
One of the primary reasons that Solaris administrators use pkgsrc is to avoid
using stuff from /usr/sfw altogether. So to simply re-include it as part of the
bootstrap and build processes is counterproductive.
Install pkgsrc-2011Q4 on a Solaris 10 system, and try to bootstrap without
having it include /usr/sfw
Remove references to /usr/sfw
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